DJ Dazzle

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DJ Dazzle
Birth name Martijn Wittenbols
Born (1977-01-25) January 25, 1977 (age 41)
Origin Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Genres Trance
Progressive
Tech house
Dance
Occupation(s) DJ, producer, remixer
Years active 1998 - present
Labels Mostly, Vandit Digital, Armada, Detox
Website http://www.djdazzle.com

DJ Dazzle (born Martijn Wittenbols on 25 January 1977) is a Dutch electronic dance music DJ, producer and remixer. In general he is associated with trance, but he also plays both progressive, tech house and dance, as well as vocal trance. He's known for having released several mix compilations and remixes on Tiësto's Black Hole Recordings, and for productions like "Continuous" (with Octagen), "Chaos Theory" and "Relativity". He also runs his own record label called Mostly Recordings.[1]

When he was fifteen years old, Dazzle visited De Spock, a local club in his hometown Breda. There he heard DJ Tiësto play for the first time, and was hooked on dance music. This inspired him to get his own turntables and mixer, and soon he started playing at student parties with his own DJ gear.[2]

In 1998 - two years after he had become a resident DJ at De Spock himself - Dazzle joined Black Hole Recordings with his first mix compilation, Freedom (released on Songbird, a sublabel of Black Hole). On Black Hole, Dazzle released a total of four mix compilations in the Freedom series, as well as Maxim Editions V1 and Soundbox.[3] In 2005 he founded Mostly Recordings, and the first release on this label was his 2CD mix compilation named Forward.

Dazzle is also a producer and remixer, and he has worked together with artists like Sied van Riel, Octagen, Re-Ward, Daniel Wanrooy and Cor Fijneman. In 2008 he released the track called "Chaos Theory", which was supported by and played several times by top trance artists like Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren and Ferry Corsten.[4] The same year he released "Backwards", which was supported by artists like Sander van Doorn and Mark Sherry.[5] Dazzle's first release of 2009 was "Relativity", which was signed to Vandit Digital, Paul van Dyk's label.

Dazzle has played at several major events such as Trance Energy, Dance Valley, Dancetour, Gigadance, Extrema Outdoor, Rockit Open Air, Frequence Outdoor and Impulz. As of August 2009 he has played solo five times on his own truck at the FFWD Dance Parade in Rotterdam, and in 2006 and 2007 he also mixed the official album for the parade. He has played in countries all over the world, including Israel, Norway, Russia, Spain, Poland, Mexico, Greece and the US.

Discography[edit]

DJ Mixes[edit]

  • 1998: Freedom: A Celebration of Life (CD) [Songbird]
  • 1999: Freedom 2: A Celebration of Life (CD) [Songbird]
  • 2000: Freedom 3: The Norway Sessions (CD) [Songbird]
  • 2001: Freedom 4: Somewhere in Time (CD) [Songbird]
  • 2001: Maxim Editions V1: Trance/Progressive (2CD) [Black Hole Recordings]
  • 2001: Soundbox (2CD) [Black Hole Recordings]
  • 2005: Forward, Mixed by Dazzle (2CD) [Mostly Recordings]
  • 2006: FFWD 2006 - 10 Years FFWD, The Official Album, Mixed by Dazzle (CD) [Mostly Recordings]
  • 2007: FFWD 2007 - The Official Album, Mixed by Dazzle (CD) [Mostly Recordings]
  • 2009: Forward II, Mixed by Dazzle (CD) [Mostly Recordings]

Singles / EPs[edit]

  • 2001: Dazzle - From Within (on Freedom 4: Somewhere in Time 12" album sampler) [Songbird]
  • 2001: Sonic Swamp - Sonic Swamp (on Freedom 4: Somewhere in Time 12" album sampler) [Songbird]
  • 2001: Dazzle & DJ Cor Fijneman - Twisted (on Freedom 4: Somewhere in Time 12" album sampler) [Songbird]
  • 2004: Dazzle - Radar [Dallas Recordings]
  • 2004: Dazzle - Clino [Dallas Recordings]
  • 2007: Dazzle - Area 51 [Mostly Recordings]
  • 2007: Dazzle - Pushing [Mostly Recordings]
  • 2007: Dazzle - Thin Air [Mostly Recordings]
  • 2007: Dazzle - Observe [Mostly Recordings]
  • 2007: Dazzle - Shadow Dancing [Monster Tunes]
  • 2007: Dazzle - Manuscript [Monster Tunes]
  • 2007: Dazzle - The Reign [Monster Tunes]
  • 2007: Dazzle - Accelerator [Monster Tunes]
  • 2007: Dazzle vs. Octagen - Continuous [Five AM]
  • 2008: Dazzle - Backwards (Re-Ward Remix) [Detox Records]
  • 2008: Dazzle - Backwards (Mark Sherry's Outburst Remix) [Detox Records]
  • 2008: Dazzle - Chained [Soundpiercing]
  • 2008: Dazzle - Chaos Theory [Soundpiercing]
  • 2009: Dazzle - Relativity [Vandit Digital]
  • 2009: Dazzle - Traced [Fektive Records]
  • 2011: Dazzle - Global Forecast [High Contrast Recordings]

Remixes[edit]

  • 2001: Q-Lock - Seconds (DJ Dazzle & Geert Huinink Remix) [Deep Records]
  • 2001: Jaimy & Kenny D. feat. Lillian - Shine on (DJ Dazzle & DJ Cor Fijneman Remix) [Black Hole Recordings]
  • 2002: Way Out West feat. Tricia Lee Kelshall - Mindcircus (DJ Dazzle's Royal Air Force Mix) [Black Hole Recordings]
  • 2002: 2 Souls feat. Bari Koral - In the Beginning (DJ Dazzle's Royal Air Force Mix) [Black Hole Recordings]
  • 2002: Mistral feat. Plavka - Your Everything (DJ Dazzle Remix) [Black Hole Recordings]
  • 2002: Andain - Summer Calling (DJ Dazzle's Royal Air Force Mix) [Black Hole Recordings]
  • 2004: Bram Vank feat. Tony C. - This Time I Rise (DJ Dazzle Remix) [Gesture Music]
  • 2007: R&Y meet Jan Johnston - It's Cold Outside (Dazzle's Riel Remix) [Mostiko]
  • 2008: Dazzle - Backwards (Dazzle's Peak Treat Remix) [Detox Records]
  • 2008: Dazzle - Area 51 (Re-Furnished Mix) [Mostly Recordings]
  • 2009: Black Dragon - Mi Vida (Dazzle Remix) [Neuroscience Deep]
  • 2009: Dazzle - Cheers! (Dazzle's Peak Treat Mix) [Fektive Records]
  • 2009: Public Domain - Operation Blade (Bass to the Place...) [Dazzle's Peak Treat Remix] [Xtravaganza]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Mostly Recordings' Audiojelly page
  2. ^ [2] Dazzle's Discogs profile
  3. ^ [3] Dazzle's Audiojelly profile
  4. ^ [4] "Chaos Theory" at Trackitdown
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-03-26.  "Backwards" at Trackitdown

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